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Buhari’s anti-corruption fight not selective —Adesina

Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Femi Adesina, has said the anti-corruption fight embarked upon by the present administration is not selective in any way.

This was just as he added that the chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and political appointees were not being prosecuted because no evidence had indicted them.

He said this while featuring on a private radio station in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Saturday.

The Special Adviser  noted that the recent raid on some judges was basically a raid on corruption and not the judiciary arm of government.

He said: “The onus lies on he who was alleged to  prove his or her innocence. The fact that any PDP member crosses to the APC does not provide automatic shield. Whoever is indicted will be prosecuted.

“Mr President has said it all. No one is out to intimidate the judiciary. DSS raid was a raid on corruption not judiciary.”

The president’s spokesman insisted that a ban on rice importation through land borders was placed so as to curtail smuggling and ensure revenue generation from rice importation.

“Importation of rice through our sea borders remain legal,” he declared.

Adesina equally said  he would have done all he could to stop his appointment as the president’s media aide, if he had a hint about the possibility of his appointment.

He noted: “I was not expecting it. Maybe if I knew, I would have done all in my powers to make sure it does not happen.

“I have known him since he started contesting and wrote good things about him, but I did not know he will appoint me as his adviser.”

He further noted that the Buhari-led Federal Government was paying more than lipservice towards diversification.

“We have gotten to the point in which we have to diversify or die.”

“The Federal Government has disbursed money so as to heavily invest in Agriculture and Mining,” Adesina said.